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We received a great deal of interest following the much publicised Court of Appeal decision to award a daughter a share of her late mother’s estate. Much of this interest...
With an ageing population, we are finding that more and more clients are making Lasting Powers of Attorney to ensure that, should they need to, their loved ones are legally...
Crane & Staples are very pleased to support this appeal run by the Lister Hospital. Several of our team members are participating in a fundraising golf day on the 23rd...

HSBC – Change of Executors

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We understand that HSBC customers are now receiving letters to say that the bank will no longer offer an executorship service.  We are receiving a high volume of telephone calls...
One question to ask yourself is now that you have had a Will written, do your executors know that you have written one, and if so, where it can be...
Apprenticeships have become increasingly popular in recent years, with the introduction of higher level apprenticeships providing qualifications up to degree level. A key attraction for many employers is that the...
The Hertfordshire B2B Exhibition took place in June at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel in Welwyn. Crane & Staples were pleased to join over 40 other leading businesses to promote their brand...
It is always surprising how many businesses either operate without a written contract and rely on a verbal agreement or the old fashioned gentleman’s handshake. Standard terms and conditions (“T&Cs”)...
A common situation which most landlords and property professionals will recognise is a case of a contracted out lease which comes to an end and yet the tenant remains in...
  In most small – medium sized businesses, there are key individuals who play a pivotal role in the success of that business. But what happens when those key individuals...
Since April this year a new system for allowing parents to care for their newborn (or adopted) children has come into force, called Shared Parental Leave. The idea is simple...
A team from C&S will be running (or walking!) the Race for Life at Stanborough Park on Sunday to raise money for Cancer Research.  Come down and support Sharon Montgomery...
This may have slipped under your radar …With all the excitement of the general election, an important piece of legislation recently managed to receive Royal assent and come in to...

The Choice Not Chance campaign

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Today the Ministry of Justice has launched a public awareness raising campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of planning for the future. The #ChoiceNotChance campaign encourages people to make an...

Age is not an excuse

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Nearly everyone under the age of 30 (92%), said they didn’t have a Will at all, a recent survey undertaken by The Law Society revealed. But people in their 20s...

We finished! Welwyn half marathon

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Amy Brunt and Heather Charles-Wall – successful finishers in the Welwyn Half Marathon on Sunday. We took part in the Welwyn Garden Half Marathon on 22 March 2015. We raised...
Crane & Staples’ very own Danielle Peters, Heather Charles-Wall & Amy Brunt are running the Welwyn Garden City Half Marathon on 22 March 2015. Crane & Staples Partners have pledged...
A Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation means the conveyance solicitor or firm meets the high standards the Law Society sets to ensure that clients receive a professional and quality service. Crane...
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